Rutherford's scientific impact from a bibliometric perspective

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TypeArticle
Journal titleAustralian Physics
ISSN1036-3831
Volume48
Issue3
Pages7883; # of pages: 6
AbstractThe impact of Rutherford's work on scientific developments over the past one hundred years through an analysis of his publications is presented. Rutherford was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1908 for explaining radioactivity as the spontaneous disintegration of toms, and in the process identified alpha, beta, and gamma rays. The launching of the Web of Science (WOS) has extended the retrospective coverage of WOS back to 1900. Rutherford's books received altogether 350 citations. A team at Harvard University has reported the creation of a corpus of over 5 million digitized books containing ~4% of all books ever published. Computational analysis of the data has enabled an investigation of cultural trends, quantitatively surveying the vast terrain of a new field known as culturomics. The authors focused on linguistic and cultural phenomena that were reflected in the English language between 1800 and 2000.
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AffiliationMeasurement Science and Standards; National Research Council Canada
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